July 3 – At Lux “Lies and Sexy Dreams” and “Geriatric: Narratives of Forgotten Stories”

LUX Center for the Arts Presents First Friday Opening “lies and sexy dreams” by Kim Darling (Kim Reid Kuhn)
July 3, 5-8 p.m.
LUX Center for the Arts presents “lies and sexy dreams,” an exhibition by Kim Darling (Kim Reid Kuhn). This exhibition will have a First Friday opening reception featuring a one night only live performance by the artist on July 3 from 5-8 p.m.

Cultural and political institutions impress upon our lives in conscious and unconscious ways. Without often knowing, we tend to mirror and revere the way these influential institutions confine us.  Drawing upon historic and contemporary icons from our collective, daily reality, “lies and sexy dreams” explores cultural commodification.  It addresses the self as a vessel with incessant indoctrination of ideologies, philosophy and spiritual imaginings and how we expunge and restore. Using a pop iconography, graphic shapes are synthesized into a seamless, cacophonous flow. This is a flow that harnesses a frenzied vigor; an energy that ricochets between what confines and what we try to reach. 
“lies and sexy dreams” will be on display in our West Gallery through August 28.
Also opening on July 3 is “Geriatric: Narratives of Forgotten Stories” by Artist-in-Residence Luke Huling.
Huling works with ceramics and metals to explore themes of aging and deterioration, creating figurative sculptures, most life-size. “Geriatric: Narratives of Forgotten Stories” will be on display in our Folsom Gallery through July 31.
LUX Center for the Arts, located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th Street, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on the west side of the building just off of 48th and Baldwin.
 The mission of LUX Center for the Arts is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through the visual arts by providing exceptional learning opportunities in contemporary art, craft, and design. These opportunities, honoring the legacy of arts educator Gladys M. Lux, include art classes, residence programs, gallery exhibitions, and community outreach.
For more information about the LUX Center for the Arts visit http://www.luxcenter.org <http://luxcenter.org/> .

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of LUX Center for the Arts through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Visit http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org <http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/>  for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, at http://www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org <http://www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org/> .

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